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City of Helsinki, Nokia and Elisa are looking for a standard model design for the Helsinki 5G base stations in collaboration with Ornamo Art and Design Finland. We are seeking unique and easily scalable model for base stations which are to be utilized in Helsinki City environment.
The objective of the 5G design contest is to design a standard model for the Helsinki 5G base stations and network environment. A base station refers to a single device and a network environment refers to the uniform system of base stations in a specific area. A base station may consist of a protective casing only, which must be possible to integrate with the existing infrastructure as is (e.g., lighting columns, bus stops or walls of buildings) but the station may also consist of a protective casing with/on a pedestal.
As a product, the base station is expected to be refined design that smoothly fits in a variety of environments and takes into consideration the needs of usage and technology as well as the user experience. The user experience is composed of not only interaction with users but also the ease of maintenance and installation.
The contest prize amount is EUR 35,000. The prize amount will be divided between the best three contestants as follows:
1st place EUR 20,000
2nd place EUR 10,000
3rd place EUR 5,000
The jury will pay special attention to the following evaluation criteria:
1. Suitability to a variety of urban environments
2. Innovativeness of the entry
3. General functionality, life cycle properties and implementability of the design
All IPR related to the competition entry belong to the person/persons who created it and him/her/they have the right to register the IPR. If a team enters the contest, the members of the team should mutually agree in writing on how their rights are divided before entering the contest.
Contestant are asked to submit the following information with their proposal:
The materials should be compiled on a maximum of seven A3 size sheets in one PDF file. Only this maximum number of materials is accepted for evaluation. The maximum size of the file is 10 MB. The PDF can be compressed into a ZIP file. The electronic design materials must be ready to publish. The documents should be prepared in English.
1. Description as part of the design
2. Illustrations (the designed base stations set in the modelling or photographs)
3. Partial cross-section drawings 1:100
4. Base station design 1:50, detail drawings 1:10 and/or 1:5
5. Other documents
Please see the official contest brief attached in the resources tab for the full guidance and rules of the challenge.